interiors

Forever Home – Brunswick

Located in Brunswick, Melbourne, Union is a playful, multi-level new home, on a narrow 5.5 metre wide block. A couple with three energetic teenage boys asked for a robust family home they could live in ‘forever’. Union is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family house with a study, a basement rumpus room, a roof deck and a carport. However, that’s just the beginning of the...

Boreal Halo – France

As part of the ON festival, in France, artist Vincent Leroy has installed his Boreal Halo within a 17th-century church in Arles. The massive inflatable ring, shown in several locations from industrial to heritage buildings all over the world, now take the center stage in this majestic room, generating an interesting merge of two universes and two very...

Quite character – Red Hill

Located on a sloping site set amongst the gum trees in Red Hill Victoria, Australia, the design is a direct response to its surroundings. Working with the natural topography, the house is divided into a series of stepped floor plates around a central courtyard. Designed by InForm, tiered floors zone the interior spaces which offer unique views of the surrounding...

Bond house

Bond house is designed through the interplay of intersecting elements coming together to shape places for gathering and recreation on all levels- a junction that unifies elements traveling in all directions. Designed by Alexis Dornier, this work of lines frames the lush surrounding and forms no obstacle to the eye that is free for gazing. One approaches the house...

Restrained in nature – San Francisco

Residence 363 is a minimalist architecture project located in the Noe Valley neighbourhood of San Francisco, California, designed by Michael Kramer. Behind a humble historic 1890 Victorian facade lies a minimalist modern home that breathes life and space. The material palette is restrained in nature, Dinesen lye washed planks and Silver Italian ash blend with matte white and black lacquers and Pietra gray stone, white...

Back to life – Chicago

This is one of those feel good stories, that we wish to be applied to so many heritage significant buildings. Completed in 1914, the Cook County Hospital building is a Chicago Landmark and once stood as the symbolic heart of the Illinois Medical District healthcare community. Vacant since 2002, the building had fallen into a severe state of disrepair and was threatened with demolition. Instead, SOM...

England far from England – Toronto

In Toronto’s historic neighbourhood of Baby Point, which I think is the cutest name for a suburb, ever! The Baby Point district is currently under study as a heritage conservation district in Toronto. Occupation of this area dates to 6,000 BCE, and it is believed that the area was permanently settled in the year 1673 as the village of Teiaiagon, which translates to ‘it crosses...

Anna Spiro + Designer Rugs new collaboration

Designer Rugs is thrilled to announce a head-turning new collaboration with interior designer and creative force Anna Spiro whom is known for her clever use of pattern and colour and her inherent ability to create unique, comfortable and awe-inspiring environments that people want to linger in. With a bestselling book and a successful textile range under her belt, she has...

Modernist sensibility – Tel Aviv

This 1930s meticulously renovated apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv tackles both issues the preservation of the Bauhaus-style apartment and modernisation. Having to deal with a compact size in addition to its neglected state and awkward configuration, local practice WE Architects boldly rejigged the space into a contemporary apartment of effortless sophistication without most crucially effacing its modernist sensibility...